On Friday, November 16th, Tower Hill’s Blue-Gold Club and Diversity Club will be hosting their annual International Dinner and Blue-Gold Fashion and Talent Show. The dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7 p.m., with proceeds benefitting the DFRC (Delaware Foundation for Reaching Citizens with Intellectual disABILITIES) and the Diversity Club.
Gracie Firestone ’11
As many of you know, I started Let the Kids Play going into my junior year at THS to provide underprivileged youth with new-to-lightly-used athletic equipment. With your help, LTKP has donated equipment and funded the athletic programs of Nativity Preparatory School in Wilmington, DE, and Flying Kites Global, an orphanage 90 minutes outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Our local community has raised over $5,000 for LTKP over the years. In 2011, when I collapsed two days post-graduation, my community and I were anxious to learn what I’d be capable of doing, physically and mentally. In early August, family and friends advised me not to go to college at the end of the month and doctors said that playing soccer was out of the question. LTKP had been placed last on the list of things to think about. Three weeks later, I went to college, remained in the honors program, played soccer, and managed to keep LTKP constantly in my thoughts. Then, I didn’t know what my next step should be after such an incident. Now I know, but I need your help.
Cara Wolak and Jody Gregory
Liberty in North Korea speaks at assembly
During October 11th’s assembly for the Upper School, a “nomad” from LiNK, Liberty in North Korea, addressed our community about the conflict in North Korea. LiNK is an organization with a mission to: redefine North Korea by focusing on the people, while rescuing and providing resettlement support to North Korean refugees, and pursuing an end to the North Korea crisis. In the news, we are often confronted with the North Korean government’s military or political strategy. Rarely are we notified about what the North Korean people’s travails.